Monthly Archives: April 2018

Congratulations, 2017-2018 Third-Quarter Honor Roll Recipients!

3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Students from Longview School in Deerfield and The RSEC Academy in Amherst celebrate academic excellence

Regional Services and Education Centers, Inc. (RSEC), a non-profit educational collaborative that provides comprehensive educational programs and services to school districts and students throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts, is pleased to announce the honor and high honor roll recipients for its two alternative high school programs, Longview School in Deerfield and The RSEC Academy in Amherst.

Longview School


  • Noah Sylvia, Allenstown
  • Freddy Wells, Derry
  • Hayden Cyr, East Kingston

The RSEC Academy High School

High Honors

  • Abigail Sliwa, Nashua

The RSEC Academy High School


  • Anna Bagnardi, Bedford
  • Lauren Choiniere, Brookline
  • Giovanna Giuffrida, Methuen, Mass.
  • Matthew Grimm, Hampstead
  • Hayden Rogers, Londonderry
  • Jack Trainor, Antrim
  • Charles Ward, Bedford
  • Julia White, Pelham

Congratulations and job well done!

May 24 at The Amato Center for the Performing Arts

Student-produced play open to all in the community, free of charge

Students from The RSEC Academy High School will present an original play, An RSEC Galactic Adventure, at noon on Thursday, May 24, at The Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon Street, in Milford. The play is a result of a year-long project where students learned about all aspects of theatre, including playwriting, set design, lighting, costuming, and acting. There is no charge to attend the performance, and the community is invited to attend. Donations are welcome and accepted.

An RSEC Galactic Adventure is about learning and about how to help and accept each other. The play begins with the students leaving for their senior trip and trouble ensues when they don’t work together with each other. Throughout the course of the play the audience will wonder: will they figure it out? Will they ever get home?

RSEC Galactic Adventure

Support Sunrise at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Nashua on Saturday, May 12

Sunrise Playground Fundraiser

Half of the proceeds from the playground fundraiser will fund new equipment for the nonprofit childcare center

The public is invited to attend a dinnertime fundraiser that supports the purchase and installation of new playground equipment at the nonprofit Sunrise Children’s Center (Sunrise) in Amherst.

Eat at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 356 Amherst Street in Nashua from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, May 12, and when you mention Sunrise, Chipotle will donate half of the proceeds to the playground fundraiser for equipment upgrades.

“The years and weather have taken a toll on the children’s playground at Sunrise, and as a close-knit community, we are excited to help raise funds for new equipment,” said Michele Terlizzi, who is organizing the fundraiser and has two children who attend Sunrise. Terlizzi is also a member of the board of directors for RSEC, Sunrise’s parent organization. “This event is a wonderful opportunity to work with a great community partner and accomplish something that will benefit children for years to come.”

Playground fundraiser

Thank you, Chipotle!

The event is part of Chipotle’s commitment to supporting local groups like schools, sports teams, and non-profit organizations. Flyers detailing the fundraiser are available at Sunrise and the RSEC main office, as well as online (see photo on this page) or on Facebook.

Important: In order for your meal to benefit Sunrise, you must either show a flyer (a hard copy or on your smartphone) or mention the organization when you place your order.

Hope to see you there and don’t forget to mention Sunrise!

Where: Chipotle Mexican Grill, 356 Amherst Street, Nashua

Date: Saturday, May 12

Time: 4 to 8 pm


Seven Teachers from Sunrise Children’s Center Earn Early Childhood Credentials

Sunrise Children’s Center Earn Early Childhood Credentials

Designation exemplifies commitment to early childhood learning and development

Seven childcare professionals from Sunrise Children’s Center in Amherst were recently awarded credentials recognizing their qualifications and commitment to early childhood education from The New Hampshire Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration. The certifications were presented at the 20th Annual Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals in Pembroke on April 10.

“The staff at Sunrise takes immense pride in our learning environment and the quality of the early childhood education services we provide, and these new credentials exemplify their ongoing commitment to professional development and lifelong learning,” said Gwen Starr, director at Sunrise Children’s Center. “On behalf of everyone at Sunrise, we extend congratulations to those who achieved this new professional credential and the positive impact it has on the children we serve.”

Congratulations to:

  • Sarah Dupuis, assistant director, of Wilton
  • Amber Goodwin of Wilton
  • Lisa MacKenzie of Mont Vernon
  • Nara Cornell of Milford
  • Ann Sprankle of Weare
  • Clarice Davis of Lyndeborough
  • Nancy Gagnon of Amherst

The recognition honors and celebrates the work that early childhood professionals perform every day, including ongoing professional development in teaching young children and supporting families. Credentials were presented by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey A. Meyers and NH DHHS Credentialing Specialist Jaime Calcagni.

Conveniently located in Amherst, New Hampshire, Sunrise Children’s Center is a warm and nurturing environment for children, with staff that honors their role in each child’s education and development. Sunrise offers full-day and half-day programs for children ages six weeks to age four, before and after-school and summer and vacation programs for children up to fourth grade.

Photo: Staff from Sunrise Children’s Center in Amherst, NH, received Early Childhood Credentials from The New Hampshire Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration at a celebration on April 10. Pictured left to right: Sarah Dupuis, assistant director, from Wilton, NH; and Amber Goodwin of Wilton, NH. Back Row: Lisa MacKenzie of Mont Vernon, NH; Nara Cornell of Milford, NH; Gwen Starr, director at Sunrise Children’s Center; Ann Sprankle of Weare, NH; Clarice Davis of Lyndeborough, NH; and Nancy Gagnon of Amherst, NH.